Tomis, the ancient Greek colony, gradually took over the features specific to a Roman city, but the Greek traditions continued to exist at material, cultural, administrative, linguistic etc. Even since it was founded, Tomis has benefited from a docking place for the trade ships. The last ancient monuments preserved in present Constanţa do not overrun the end of the 6th AD – beginning of the 7th AD. Various products were imported in ancient times: wine, olive oil, luxury ceramic vessels, ornament objects, rush-lamps, sculptural pieces, marble, iron, different organic substances (many types of resins) etc. Today Constanţa is a prosperous port city with a population of almost 310,471 inhabitants of different nationalities. Its administrative territory covers an area of about 1121.66 km2.